Lack of ego, whats that all about?
October 28, 2007 6:56 AM Subscribe
A woman i met off a dating site once told me I didnt have much ego. Looking on the internet I found something called "lack of ego mastery" in relation to "understanding psychological assessment"
posted by browolf to science & nature (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
sc3 lack of ego mastery (cognitive)
feels something is wrong with their mind; cognitive slippage may be evident along with disturbances in memory, concentration and comprehension
sc4 lack of ego mastery (conative)
feels unmotivated and may retreat into fantasy because one cannot motivate their energy
sc5 lack of ego mastery (defective inhibition)
episodes of impulsivity and restlessness
Most of which is alarmingly true, (im not sure what comprehension,cognitive slippage or conative refers to).
spookily I was writing another question before that started off "i think there's something wrong with me. I mean in my head" but i decided it was getting too complicated and abandoned it for something simpler.
I've always had dodgy memory. there's holes all over the place. I hardly remember any of my childhood, it was quite stressful but hardly terrible by other people's experiences.
My memory of pretty much everything in the past is like a blurry photograph. no detail.
when im focused I can concentrate but getting to that state is extremely difficult. my thoughts are generally all over the place. this is the 3rd question im attempting to write, the others got abandoned. Makes it difficult to ask things as Im always going off on tangents in my own head.
the 1st one was about how I never seem to have any motivation. self motivation. My sense of right and wrong and other people's needs can motivate me. its like leverage against my own mind. I cant seem to leverage myself.
restlessness is like lack of focus. I start and stop things and go back to them and dont finish them at the drop of a hat.
I accomplish things better on impulse, if i think about them too much they start being a lot less likely to happen. I met my other half on impulse off a dating site after only speaking for 3 days. I was kind of annoyed at someone else I been spending time with and getting nowhere with. I frequently do or dont do things on impulse,
Im sure I should have therapy but I find myself in a kind of equilibrium im disinclined to disturb. All those years spent coming to terms with myself and convincing myself to be happy with what I have/am instead of depressed with what Im not or havent got.
Anyway back to ego, lack thereof, Im interested to know your thoughts on the matter.